The RCW Eureka! Trust has announced that Gill McDonald, recently retired Head of Science at Scots College, Wellington and Dr Heather Meikle, Head of Biology and Extension at Palmerston North Girls High School are the two teachers who have been selected as the first recipients of the Eureka! Teachers Awards.
Eleven students will come to Wellington for the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals next month secure in the knowledge the work they have done has already been recognised for its excellence. The eleven are the winners of a range of Scholarships available to entrants in the competition based on the National Science Challenges and encouraging Maori and Pasifika students to pursue their dreams of a science or technology based career.
Dr William Rolleston, President from 2014-2017 explains why Federated Farmers has decided to join the Eureka! family of sponsors and fund a Gold Scholarship for the "Our Land and Water" Science Challenge.
The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals Symposium returns to the Dominion Museum Theatrette this year after a couple of years up the road at Massey University's "The Pit" Lecture Theatre. We like the idea of returning to our original site because it means we can live -stream our proceedings to our alumni and friends around the world.
The Eureka! Trust wants to acknowledge the great contribution teachers make to our programme which (as our Mission Statement says) seeks "to identify and foster young leaders whop, through their knowledge of science, technology, engineering or mathematics, their entrepreneurial vision and persuasive communication skills, will bring about the vision of New Zealand as foreseen by Sir Paul Callaghan."
The Eureka Trust welcomes the three new Gold Scholarships, worth $5000 each in the hands of the recipients, which have been made available for students who enter the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards competition. These are proudly sponsored by Watson & Son, Summerset Group Holdings and Federated Farmers of New Zealand (supported by Blue Cliffs Station)